[ lair-ee ]
/ ˈlɛər i /
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adjective, lair·i·er, lair·i·est.Australian Informal.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a lair, a man who dresses garishly and is crude or vulgar.
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Origin of lairy
First recorded in 1905–10; apparently to be identified with British, especially Cockney slang lairy “cunning, knowing, conceited,” respelling (representing dialectal pronunciation) of leery1
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British Dictionary definitions for lairy
/ (ˈlɛərɪ) /
adjective lairier or lairiest
gaudy or flashy
Word Origin for lairy
C20: from leery
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